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William Ellery Channing (1780 – 1842)

William Ellery Channing Quote – “I call that mind free which is not passively…”

I call that mind free which is not passively framed by outward circumstances, which is not swept away by the torrent of events, which is not the creature of accidental impulse, but which bends events to its own improvement, and acts from an inward spring, from immutable principles which is has deliberately espoused. William Ellery Channing (1780 – 1842)

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William Ellery Channing (1780 – 1842)

William Ellery Channing Quote – “I call that mind free which…”

I call that mind free which jealously guards its intellectual rights and powers, which calls no man master, which does not content itself with a passive or hereditary faith, which opens itself to light whencesoever it may come, which receives new truth as an angel from heaven, which, whilst consulting others, inquires still more of the oracle within itself, and […]

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